The ancient science of Yoga first came into LauraLynn’s life over three decades ago as a key element in coping with a bleak cancer diagnosis at the age of 20. A personal immersion into meditation and asāna, occupied the next 10 years of her life. In 1999 she did a solo quest to Nepal and India, a completely serendipitous occurrence lead her to an ashram in the jungles of southern India where she obtained her initial teaching certification. Over the last decade LauraLynn has turned her focus of study to deeper mindfulness through mantra, breath attention, practical life-supporting philosophy, and the alignment of all that is Yoga. She returned to India to complete an additional 200-hour training in Sanskrit and nāda (sound) Yoga. Her deep engagement of Yoga’s many layers informs her insights as a teacher.
My aim for anyone, who joins me, as a “student” is to invite them into the experience of uniting with Self. I now know after having Yoga as part of my own path of discovery for over thirty years it all leads back to the roots of living life fully. Balance of the mind/body and spirit/soul are inevitable when Yoga’s full spectrum is engaged with intention and devotion.
LauraLynn’s nearly 5,000 hours of teaching spans from: cancer patients to at-risk youth to military members to everyday folk. She has additional certifications and extensive study/experience in trauma-informed (WAE) and nāda Yoga (mantra, Sanskrit and traditional chanting).
She has studied with Molly Birkholm, Anandra George, Hareesh (Christopher Wallis), Amy Ippoliti, Stephanie Keiko-Kong, Desirée Rumbaugh, Matthew Sanford, Sudhanshu Sharma, Janet Stone, and a variety of swamis on āśramas throughout India. She is an RYT-500.
She hopes she will have the honor of meeting you whether on the mat, suspended in a silk hammock, splashing about in a pool, on top of a standup paddleboard or sitting before the harmonium or tānpūra sharing the sacred sound living within each of us. She is the founder of theYoke, an international yoga non-profit, www.theyoke.yoga. An account of her life’s journey is captured in Inspired to Live.